Recovery with Drinking Chocolate Milk Vs Cow's Milk on Muscle Strength after Exercise

Shinta Masitho Windriyani, Wiwik Kusmawati, Afif Rusdiawan


Athletes in order to peak performance require practice, sustained, overload, and carried in a long time. Then exercise it is a duty and a body condition required to be always healthy and ready to receive the next portion of training. Therefore a recovery is as important as training. Recovery is applied by oral, which includes the consumption of carbohydrate drinks, protein and mineral, among which the munching includes chocolate milk (K1), cow's milk (K2) and placebo (K3) which is expected to restore lost body mass, replanish energy, muscle regeneration and reduce the buildup of lactic acid. The two drinks were compared to the effectiveness by measuring the leg muscle strength of the research subjects after running 5 km, then immediately consuming the drink (500 ml) according to the treatment group that was randomly divided. The measurement of muscle strength was carried out 4 times, which is: (1) before running 5km; (2) immediately after running 5 km (3) after 1 hour of drinking; and (4) after 2 hours of drinking. Results obtained from data processing, stated that consumption of chocolate milk, cow's milk and plain water during the recovery period after exercise can increase muscle strength. But there is no significant difference between the consumption of chocolate milk, cow's milk, and plain water during the recovery period after training on the increase in muscle strength.


Chocolate Milk; Cow's Milk; Recovery Period; Muscle Strength and Exercise

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